January 18, 2021

Highway Department


1/14/2021 Blizzard Warning


Please be advised… the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Union County, SD, beginning at 6:00 PM on 1/14/2021 through 6:00 PM on 1/15/2021.  The Union County Highway Department crew will NOT be out on the Union County Highway System performing snow removal operations if there is low visibility.




CR#17 – 315 Street from Sargeant Road east to 481 Aveneu, then north to 314 Street.


6/4/2019 @ 4:30 PM

For your safety… it is against the law to drive around a barricade!

The following road remains closed due to flood waters over the road and flood damages to roads:

CR#17 (315 Street) – from Sargeant Road east then north on 481 Avenue to 314 Street


Union County Highway Department

501 E. Pleasant Street

Elk Point, SD 57025-2159

Office Phone: (605) 356-2351

Shop Phone: (605) 356-3251

FAX: (605) 356-2348

Email: [email protected]

Winter Office Hours

November 1, 2020 – March 27, 2021

Monday – Friday (Excluding Holidays)

7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

(Closed from 12 noon – 1:00 P.M.)

Office Staff

Highway Superintendent: Jerry Buum – [email protected]

Executive Secretary: Cristy Harkness – [email protected]

Administrative Assistant: Jean Elkins – [email protected] unioncountysd.org


Elk Point Crew

Bob Bradshaw

Larry Clark

Matt Dennison

Doug Irwin

Paul Limoges

Oliver Morris

Jeff Noteboom – Assistant Superintendent

Dale Steckelberg

Dalton Wangerin


Alcester Shop

110 Ofstad Street

Alcester, SD 57001

Shop Phone: (605) 934-2210

Fax: (605) 934-2209

Alcester Crew

Richard Beeler – Road Foreman

Josh Homandberg

Dale Jurrens

Derek Lykken

Robert O’Connell

Verlyn Portz


Various Permits

Application for permit within and/or across the right of way of Union County Highways

Utility ROW Permit 01.27.2020


The links below are not completely functional at this time


2016 Union County Structure Map

Load Limit postings on structures


Union County Highway System Map

2007 Union County System 2012 June 18


For South Dakota Interstate & Highway closures

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South Dakota Motor Carrier Enforcement

South Dakota Driver’s License Information

Preparedness Guides

National Weather Service – Sioux Falls

Big Sioux River Hydrology




Last updated on January 14, 2021 4:04 pm